Michigan

Step 1: Apply

Can I vote-by-mail in my state?


Yes, Michigan will automatically mail an application to every registered voter. Make sure to look for it, complete it, and send it back as soon as it arrives. Click here to register as a new voter or to check your existing registration. (It's always a good idea to double-check.) https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us




Application form link:


The state will automatically mail an absentee ballot application to every registered voter. But you don't have to wait. You may apply now. Online: https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/avapplication Or by mail: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/AbsentVoterBallot_105377_7.pdf




Where should I send my completed application?


Submit online or Deliver your completed application via mail, email or in person to your county clerk's office: https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Clerk




When is the application due?


Technically, applications must be received by 1 day before Election Day (November 2, 2020) in person or 4 days by mail (October 30, 2020). To avoid delays within the election office and the postal service, we recommend you send it immediately and no later than the middle of October. New voters must register by October 19, 2020.




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Clerk





Step 2: Vote-by-Mail

When do I have to mail or drop off my completed ballot?


Technically, ballots must be received by Election Day (November 3, 2020) at 8 pm. To avoid delays within the election office and the postal service, we recommend you return your voted ballot as soon as it arrives and no later than the middle of October. You may also drop your ballot at your local election office. It's a good idea to call and check first. https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Clerk




Does it require a stamp? Two?


Read the outside of the envelope to see if additional postage may be required. The US Postal service will deliver any ballot, regardless of whether or not it has the correct postage, or any at all. They will charge the local election office for any unpaid postage. https://time.com/4547550/absentee-mail-ballot-postage-stamp-postal-service-usps/




Can my ballot be dropped off at a polling site or dedicated drop box?


Drop boxes may be found at your local election office. Call to confirm locations and availability. https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Clerk You may also drop your completed ballot at your polling site.




Is there any way to check if my ballot was received?


https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Clerk





Early In-Person Voting

Does my state offer any in-person early voting days?


September 19 - November 2, 2020 An in-person absentee ballot can be filled out at your county clerk's office up to 45 days before the election. Dates and times may vary by county. https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Clerk




Link to information and locations:


An in-person absentee ballot can be filled out at your county clerk's office up to 45 days before the election. Dates and times may vary by county. https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Clerk




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/Clerk





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